Pieter's projects nominated for the RAP Leiden 2023

5 September 2023

2 Pieter's projects have been nominated for the shortlist of the Rijnlandse Architectuur Prize 2023 (RAP Leiden), De Singeltoren and Het Molengebouw and the Riffellokaal. Both projects are part of the redevelopment of De Meelfabriek.

The Singel Tower
The Singeltoren is one of the new-build towers that are part of the redevelopment of De Meelfabriek. The concept for the Singeltoren consists of three linked towers of different heights, which bring the diversity and composition of the current buildings into harmony with their surroundings, making it a subtle addition to the Leiden skyline.

The Singeltoren has a slender structure of 45 meters high, with 30 apartments of different sizes and two penthouses. The location was chosen in the heart of De Meelfabriek, next to the newly built student housing and on top of the parking garage. The ground floor includes commercial space, which strengthens the involvement with the environment.

The building uses a limited combination of materials: the skeleton was constructed from prefab concrete parts. The concrete structure contributes to the desired raw and industrial aesthetic.

The Mill Building and the Riffellokaal
The Molengebouw (1947) and the Riffellokaal (1937) are two national monuments that are also part of the redevelopment of De Meelfabriek. Both buildings were originally used for milling and processing grain and have been converted into contemporary loft apartments.

The design objective was to preserve and enhance the impressive and visible steel structure of the original monument, while creating a distinctive post-industrial aesthetic for the residential lofts and commercial spaces. The newly added penthouse spans the two national monuments, whose visible steel and glass construction is an important architectural ornament.

You can vote for the audience award via this link.

The festive presentation of the Rhenish Architecture Prize will take place on Wednesday, October 11. On this evening, both the jury and the audience prize winners will be announced.


De Singetoren | Image: Corentin Haubruge
Het Molengebouw en het Riffellokaal | Image: Corentin Haubruge
Overview image of the Meelfabriek | Image: Corentin Haubruge

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